WebDAV

For now, a more secure version of FTP (doesn't send ID/pw in cleartext). Works over HTTP protocol.

Suppsedly to eventually offer more advanced file sharing capabilities (edit history, etc.)

http://www.webdav.org/

http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/webservices/2002/03/26/webdav.html

On the server side, many web servers have plugins to support it.

On the client side, Win2 K does a very nice job at the OS level. In many other platforms, a specific client app is needed. (In MsWindows pre-2K, there's a version of MsIE that has some WebDAV support, but it's much uglier.)

Wouldn't it be nice if Yahoo briefcase supported WebDAV?


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